Getty Images Sued Yet Again for Massive Copyright Violations

From PDN Pulse

For the second time in a week, Getty has been hit with a lawsuit claiming misuse of thousands of images. The latest claim, filed by Zuma Press, alleges copyright infringement for unauthorized reproduction, sale and public display of about 47,000 sports images.

Zuma says in its claim that Getty copied the images, and placed them on its website for licensing to the public without permission or consent. The acts of infringement “have been willful, intentional, and purposeful,” Zuma says in it’s claim. Zuma also accuses Getty of “intentionally and knowingly” altering and/or removing Zuma’s copyright information, and replacing it with Getty’s own credit.ing due diligence and not taking adequate measures to prevent infringement as well as falsifying/removing proper copyright management information.”Read more

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